The Brief: A Fun Event for Supporters

The Children’s Hospital Charity approached us in the middle of 2018 – they were planning their first Obstacle Race that Summer but their supplier had let them down at the last minute. They were planning to run a fun, inflatable obstacle course for children and their families. Luckily we were able to step in to help.  

The Event: A Family-Friendly Inflatable Run

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We designed a 5km route around Rother Valley Country Park with 10 obstacles along the way – increasing their number of obstacles from their original event. We made use of some fun natural features in the woodlands around the park, adding in some extra natural obstacles.  

The Result: Positive Feedback and New Venue

Despite launching later than planned due to the supplier issues, the Charity successfully recruited over 600 runners to the event, all of whom had a fantastic time! The feedback was overwhelmingly positive and we were pleased to have operated a successful second event at Hesley Wood Scout Centre, Sheffield in July 2019.  

The advice and ideas of Gladiator Events contributed to our route and the type of obstacles we had and the day ran very smoothly. I have no hesitation in recommending them to other charities in the sector.
— Jessica Storer, Head of Fundraising, The Children’s Hospital Charity